Food & Drink in Iowa

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at J&A Tap ($30 Total Value)

J&A Tap

North Liberty

$10 $5

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Craft drafts complement burgers, pizzas, and nibbles in pub with two volleyball courts and weekly live music and karaoke

$13 for $25 Worth of Pub Food at Players Sports Bar & Grill

Players Sports Bar & Grill

Beaverdale

$25 $13

Diners can chow down on pub food at the bar, or cozy up in a booth while catching sports games on the big-screen TVs

$11 for $20 Worth of Asian Food and Drinks, Plus 50% Off One Item in the Gift Shop at Cafe Su

Cafe Su

West Des Moines

$20 $11

Vegetables in garlic sauce, fortune cookies, and crab rangoons served in a casual eatery decorated with paper lanterns

$35 for $60 Worth of Italian Food at Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro

Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro

Clive

$60 $35

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Lasagna and cannelloni share tables with Old World standbys, such as tortelloni modenese with peas, prosciutto, and mushrooms

$139 for Murder Mystery Dinner & One Night Stay for Two at 2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners ($270 Value)

2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners

Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

$270 $139

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

American Food and Steakhouse at House of Lords (50% Off). Two Options Available.

House of Lords Restaurant and Lounge

Coralville

$40 $20

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Restaurant and pub serves prime rib, shrimp diablo linguine, blackened ahi tuna, steaks, and beer-battered cod amid medieval decor

Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Dante's Trattoria (Up to 52% Off)

Dante's Trattoria

Mahopac

$62.75 $35

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The restaurant treats diners to Old-World Italian cuisine such as crisp neapolitan-style pizzas and penne pasta

$55 for $100 Towards Steak, Seafood, and Wine at 801 Chophouse

801 Chophouse

Downtown Des Moines

$100 $55

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Aged USDA Prime steaks, jumbo live Maine lobster, and wine at a fine-dining steakhouse

$20 or $40 Worth of Honey, Skincare and Beeswax Candles at Bee Mindful.

Bee Mindful.

Scranton

$20 $10

Raw honey, pure beeswax candles, and skincare products made from natural oils

Starters and Sandwich Baskets for Two or Four at Tic Toc Eating Establishment & Drinkery (Up to 42% Off)

Tic Toc Eating Establishment & Drinkery

Mound View

$32.97 $19

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45-year-old eatery creates the atmosphere of a British pub and serves American comfort food such as french dip and rib eye sandwiches

Bar Food and Drinks at Glory Days Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Glory Days Sports Bar & Grill

Council Bluffs

$25 $13

Watch sports on five big-screen TVs and munch on creative philly cheesesteaks, burgers and pizzas with myriad toppings, and fried appetizers

Two or Four House Margaritas with Guacamole at El Charro (Up to 48% Off)

El Charro

Ankeny

$27.99 $15

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Family-owned eatery dishes out Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, all of which can be enjoyed with tableside guacamole and house margaritas

Two or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Brick House Frozen Yogurt (50% Off)

Brick House Frozen Yogurt

Cedar Falls

$10 $5

Customers can create a customized frozen yogurt masterpiece by choosing from a lineup of 21 rotating flavors and more than 50 toppings

Pizza and Barbecue for Two or Four at Mustard's Restaurant (44% Off)

Mustard's Restaurant

Windsor Heights

$50 $28

Chefs slow-cook meats over apple and cherry woods, and prepare New York–style pizza and grilled sandwiches

Pub Cuisine at Zimm's Food and Spirits (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Zimm's Food and Spirits

North of Grand

$20 $11

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Cuisine includes sandwiches such as the Greek Goddess and French Dip, the Des Moines and the Texan burger with bacon and barbecue sauce

Pub Food for Dine-In or Takeout at 101 Gastropub (Up to 40% Off)

101 Gastropub

Kenwood Park

$20 $12

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Gourmet bar food and rare whiskey are a standard pairing at the pub; the drink menu is anchored by nearly 30 kids of scotches and whiskeys

$25 for $40 Worth of Japanese Entrees, Sushi, and Drinks at Hoshi Sushi Lounge

Hoshi Sushi Lounge

Carpenter

$40 $25

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Sushi chefs slice and carve seafood and veggies into creative rolls; tempura and stir-fried dishes top tables

$10 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Toasted Sandwiches at Quiznos ($20 Total Value)

Quizno's

Cedar Rapids

$4 $2

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on sandwiches or rolled into wraps crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

$10 for $20 Worth of American Food at Steamboat Garden

Steamboat Garden

Waterloo

$20 $10

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Since 1933, Steamboat Garden has been serving affordable, family-friendly food, including burgers, chicken wings, and housemade chili

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When George Rivera-Davis first tasted coffee from beans grown on his uncle?s farm in Panama, he was amazed?it tasted nothing like the brown liquid he?d been taught to call coffee in Des Moines. Inspired by the delicious brew, he ventured into the coffee business. Now, George and his wife, Jan?herself a certified tea blender?grow their own coffee in Panama with the aid of their family, bringing gourmet brews to Des Moines through their award-winning coffee shop and caf?, Grounds for Celebration. Grounds for Celebration?s coffee connoisseurs roast beans onsite before brewing fresh cups of java, blending espresso creations, and flavoring lattes with Monin syrup and Ghirardelli chocolate. Thirsty patrons can also opt for yerba mate, chai, and smoothies, or venture into Jan?s area of expertise and gulp tea in varieties that range from gunpowder green to ginger peach.

While sipping from steaming mugs, patrons can also munch croissants and cinnamon rolls baked fresh each day. At midday, they fortify themselves for afternoon paperclip jousts with lunch sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Some take their time to savor natural, from-scratch gelato while sitting amid the caf??s local art and connecting devices to free WiFi.


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2709 Beaver Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US

For 20 years, indoor fun park Planet X has been mesmerizing families with its sheer number of activities. Guests of all ages can zap their least favorite cousins during laser tag, release pent-up road rage in bumper cars, practice their putting on the mini-golf course, challenge themselves to climb a craggy indoor rock wall, and immerse themselves in flashing lights in the expansive arcade room. And those are just a few of the activities at Planet X.

Planet X fuels the merriment with its own Pangea Pizza?made-from-scratch pizzas sprinkled with fresh, hand-sliced toppings?and Full Moon ice cream. This handcrafted, organic-milk ice cream satisfies sweet teeth with more than 24 ultra creamy flavors and nearly 80 toppings.

The fun park hosts sports-team celebrations and church gatherings, holiday and birthday parties, and even corporate team-building activities. Its party space gives patrons a bird?s-eye view of the action.

4444 1st Ave
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

OK, not your uncle. "Bob's your uncle," a century-old British slang phrase, refers to anyone with a bright future, and if Executive Chef Sal Hnesh's previous endeavors are any indication, this restaurant can most certainly count "Bob" among its kin. Renowned for his pizza, Chef Hnesh, a 20-year veteran of the Iowa City culinary scene, hurls dough sky-high before peppering fresh ingredients across thin, medium-thick, pan, or stuffed-crust pies. The menu oscillates from gourmet pizza to homestyle comfort fare such as wisconsin tuna cakes and roast beef served on gravy-smothered sourdough. Gluten-free options are available, as are housemade desserts and freshly baked slices of apple pie.:m]]

2208 N Dodge St
Iowa City,
IA
US

Smashburger isn't just the name—it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.

This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.

3617 Denmark Dr
Council Bluffs,
IA
US

The staff at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt strives to bridge the gap between rich, creamy desserts and icy varieties of frozen yogurt with their self-serve offerings. Healthy treats come in more than 60 inventive yogurt flavors, ranging from classic tart and grapefruit to snickerdoodle and white-chocolate raspberry. After guests fill their cups with as many flavors of yogurt as they please, they can load up desserts with fresh fruits, cereals, and Oreo cookies from the expansive self-serve toppings bar or the emergency Oreo pouch attached to their belt.

6630 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines,
IA
US

At El Charro the cooks prepare south- and almost-south-of-the-border flavors for lunch and dinner. Their housemade tortillas fold together to create Mexican favorites like burritos, fajitas, and tacos, while their mesquite wood grill gives a smoky flavor to Tex-Mex dishes. Diners can pair meals filled with shrimp, rib-eye steak, and saut?ed peppers with tableside guacamole, and can cool off their mouths with margaritas or a glass full of rice.

2010 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny,
IA
US